- Series: Locke & Key (Book 1)
- Paperback: 152 pages
- Publisher: IDW Publishing; Reprint edition (August 18, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600103847
- ISBN-13: 978-1600103841
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 310 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft Paperback – August 18, 2009
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"It's great! ...The art here by Gabriel Rodriguez is some of the finest stuff in comics today... The team of Hill and Rodriguez is top notch!" — Blair Butler, Fresh Ink
"Solid pacing and plot twists, combined with Rodriguez's clean lines and detailed pencils make Locke & Key a lock for best horror book of the week." — Wizard Magazine
"In a year of auspicious comics debuts, Joe Hill turned in one of the few comics that truly came from a different place. Written with skill that makes me jealous, courage that makes me smile, and honesty and brutality that makes me want to see what comes next. Okay, I'm officially a fan." — Ed Brubaker
"A modern suspense thriller meets something more wondrous and magical." — IGN
About the Author
Joseph Hillstrom King, better known by the pen name Joe Hill, is an American author and comic book writer. He has published four novels—Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2 and The Fireman—and a collection of short stories titled 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the author of the comic book series Locke & Key. He is the son of authors Stephen and Tabitha King.
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Despite some rather tired horror elements, Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft manages to venture off the beaten path in some respects. This six-issue collection is a page-turning macabre story with clever scene transitions and memorable and refreshingly human characters made all the more vivid through Rodriguez’s simple albeit compelling artwork. Joe Hill blends horror with fantasy and mystery to launch a riveting tale of a shattered family that cannot seem to outrun terror.
While not exactly scary, Welcome to Lovecraft features decidedly graphic content, particularly in terms of gruesome violence. Because this is the first volume, the mysteries surrounding Keyhouse are introduced gradually and very little is resolved by the end of the book, thus sowing the narrative seeds for future installments. With a strong start as this, Locke & Key promises to be an addictive ride!
Why are you still reading this. Go. Buy it. Immediately.
The only thing you can do that is better than buying this book, is buying the five volumes that follow this one.
We are introduced to an amazing family during the darkest time in their lives (thus far).
Tyler, the eldest of the Lockes, is an amazing kid, going through some dark s***. he blames himself for what happens to his family, and buries himself in work. I like Tyler, he does what a kid would do during a tragic time such as this.
Kinsey is a young girl who is going through a bit of an identity crisis. She is slowly trying to discover who she is.
Bode, the youngest of the Lockes, somehow manages to keep his whimsy during all of this. He has an active imagination, and maintains a strong sense of wonder though out all of these stories.
Keyhouse is now my favorite setting for a story. This manor is massive, beautiful, and filled to the brim with mysticism.
If you are looking for a book the pulls no punches, is beautifully illustrate, and has an amazing cast of character, all while being kind of scary, then you have found your next read.
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